2024 Highland Cross Duathlon 20 Mile: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Highland Cross Duathlon 20 Mile – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Embarking from the rugged terrain of Kintail, the Highland Cross Duathlon offers athletes an unparalleled adventure across some of Scotland's most spectacular landscapes. The first 20 miles on foot challenge participants with varied terrains of the Highlands, leading into the transition to a 30-mile bike ride that weaves through the picturesque valleys of Glen Affric and Strathglass, culminating in Beauly. Designed for both individual athletes and teams, this duathlon not only tests physical stamina and mental resilience but also fosters a strong sense of camaraderie among participants. The event's commitment to supporting local charities adds a significant layer of meaning, as competitors contribute to the welfare of Highland communities, making the Highland Cross Duathlon a rewarding experience for all involved.

Date: 

Sat
Jun 22
2024

Location: 

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Distance

32.1km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

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Number of participants: 

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How to train for Highland Cross Duathlon 20 Mile: Highland Cross Duathlon 20 Mile training plans for every runner

To train for Highland Cross Duathlon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized 20 Mile training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized 20 Mile training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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Highland Cross Duathlon 20 Mile FAQ: All you need to know about the Highland Cross Duathlon 20 Mile

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